Polk Audio PSW111 vs Yamaha YST-SW216

PSW111 vs YST-SW216 comparison chart

Overall
Polk Audio PSW111
7.3
Yamaha YST-SW216
5
8
4

Polk Audio PSW111 vs Yamaha YST-SW216 review

Polk Audio PSW111
vs
Yamaha YST-SW216

The Polk Audio PSW111 and Yamaha YST-SW216 subwoofers uncovers what you've been missing in your music and movies. PSW111 has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 vs 5 out of 10 for YST-SW216.

Advantages Polk Audio PSW111 over Yamaha YST-SW216

  • Has more nominal output power: 150W vs 50W (RMS)
  • Maximum peak power: 300W vs 100W (RMS)
  • Better high limit of frequency response: 250Hz vs 180Hz
  • Subwoofer phase control allows the user to add electrical delay to the incoming signal
  • Low-pass filter eliminates the notes you don't want your subwoofer to play

Advantages Yamaha YST-SW216 over Polk Audio PSW111

  • Higher sensitivity: 100dB vs 90dB
  • Better low limit of frequency response: 25Hz vs 38Hz
  • Larger driver size: 10" vs 8"

Common strengths

  • Detachable grilles
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Polk Audio PSW111

May 13, 2020

The PSW111 model is manufacturer-oriented for home use in entry-level and mid-level musical and theater complexes installed in small rooms. This is a relatively modest externally unit with a simple (...

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Product

Polk Audio PSW111
Yamaha YST-SW216

Model

PSW111
YST-SW216

Brand

Polk Audio
Yamaha

Reviews

463
381

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

sealed
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

150
50

Maximal output power (RMS), W

300
100

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

90
100

Impedance, Ohm

4
12

Frequency response, Hz

38-250
25-180

Crossover frequency, Hz

60-120
40-140

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

8
10

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

down firing
right panel

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1
0

RCA outputs

0
0

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

XLR outputs (pair)

0
0

Speaker level output (pair)

2
2

Speaker level input (pair)

2
2

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

polymer
polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D), cm/in

27.9 x 30.8 x 33/11 x 14 x 12.2
34 x 34 x 38.5/13.3 x 13.3 x 15.1

Weight, kg/pounds

9.5/21
11.2/24.7

Other

Release year

2004
2009
Polk Audio PSW111
Yamaha YST-SW216
Polk Audio PSW111
Yamaha YST-SW216

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 5
  • 7.3Polk Audio PSW111
  • 5Yamaha YST-SW216

The Polk Audio PSW111 is better subwoofer in this comparison - check Polk Audio PSW111 price.